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Finnish Mythology

Finnish Mythology

Aiatar

Aiatar Also known as: Ajatar; Ajattara (Finland); Ai; Aijo; Aijater (Estonia) Aiatar is most frequently described as a malevolent disease ...
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Aino

Aino

Aino (peerless, splendid) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala (runes 3–5), a Lapp maiden who was to marry the ...
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Antero Vipunen

Antero Vipunen

Antero Vipunen (Wipunen) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala (rune 17), primeval giant who gave charms to the culture ...
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Hiisi

Hiisi

Description: Tree god, said to reside in pine forests. After Christianization, he was reduced to a troll. Also described as ...
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Hittola

Hittola

Hittola (demon’s domain) In Finnish mythology, a dreary region with charred and burned heaths and hills, not far from Pohjola, ...
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Joukahainen

Joukahainen

Joukahainen (Youkahainen) (genius of ice and snow?) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala, an evil youth who entered into ...
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Kalevala, The

Kalevala, The

Kalevala, The (the land of heroes) Finnish epic poem compiled by Elias Lönnrot from oral traditions in Karelia, now part ...
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Kullervo

Kullervo

Kullervo (gold, dear one) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala (runes 31–36), a tragic hero who unknowingly raped his ...
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Kurra

Kurra

Kurra is in the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala (rune 30), companion of the hero Lemminkainen. When Lemminkainen wooed the ...
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Lemminkainen

Lemminkainen

Lemminkainen (lover boy) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala, handsome hero noted for his romantic and heroic exploits. Lemminkainen’s ...
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Lempi

Lempi

Lempi (erotic) In Finnish mythology, personification of erotic love; father of the hero Lemminkainen in the Finnish epic poem The ...
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Maiden of Pohjola

Maiden of Pohjola

Maiden of Pohjola : In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala, elder daughter of Louhi, the evil mistress of Pohjola, ...
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Marjatta

Marjatta

Marjatta (Mariatta) (berry) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala (rune 50), virgin mother of a child who becomes king ...
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Metsanneitsyt

Metsanneitsyt

Metsanneitsyt (forest virgin) In Finnish mythology, a spirit who lures men to make love to her. She is beautiful in ...
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Paiva and Kuu

Paiva and Kuu

Paiva and Kuu In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala, the sun and moon. Both Paiva and Kuu attempted to ...
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Sampo

Sampo

sampo (prop of life?) In the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala, magic object forged by the smith Ilmarinen for Louhi, ...
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Sukusendal

Sukusendal

Sukusendal In Finnish mythology, a nightmare spirit who has sexual intercourse with people while they sleep, appearing as a person ...
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